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Power Gig:  Rise of the SixString

Band video game featuring a real electric guitar as game controller

Year of production: 2012

Platform:  Xbox 360, Playstation 3

Company:  Seven45 Studios


  • Led the team of 14 designers; set roles, assigned tasks, monitored production, hired team, mentored designers.

  • Played a key role in developing the game’s custom hardware:  a guitar/game controller hybrid.  Was responsible for overall usability and ergonomics of the device.

  • Instituted a user testing process that engaged the entire development team, resulting in faster iterations and improved user experience.

  • Earned inventor credit on two US patents for novel designs for this game:  one for user interface and one for the custom hardware.

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